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TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAHIN THE NAME OF ALLAH,
MOST COMPASSIONATE,
MOST MERCIFUL.
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““Do not be deceived by theDo not be deceived by the...
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““Now if thou payNow if thou pay heed (follow) unto ...
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"Yet behold, never can ("Yet behold, never can (DZON...
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"And"And do not follow (pursue) anything of which th...
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THE RESPONSE:
No! She will not “go to hell in the Hereafter, despite h...
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Say, (O Muhammad): "Shall We tell you who will be the greatestSay, (O Muhammad): "Shall We tell you who will be the greate...
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““As for those who believe and do good works, the Gardens ofAs for those who believe and do good works,...
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““Say (O Muhammad): "I am no more than a human being like you; one toSay (O Muhammad): "I am no more th...
TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAHIN THE NAME OF ALLAH,
MOST COMPASSIONATE,
MOST MERCIFUL.
All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (201...
TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAHIN THE NAME OF ALLAH,
MOST COMPASSIONATE,
MOST MERCIFUL.
All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (201...
TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAHIN THE NAME OF ALLAH,
MOST COMPASSIONATE,
MOST MERCIFUL.
All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (201...
TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAHIN THE NAME OF ALLAH,
MOST COMPASSIONATE,
MOST MERCIFUL.
All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (201...
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““But those who (remained conscious and) feared thei...
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“O ye who believe! if you have TAQWA (consciousness ...
THEREFORE UNDERSTAND
THE CONTEXT OF THE COMMAND …
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CO...
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““And who is better in speech (And who is better in ...
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““And not equal are the good deed (And not equal are...
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““But none is granted it except those who are patien...
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““For each [religious following] is a direction towa...
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““And if Allah had so willed, He could surely have m...
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““ ((FAS-TA-BI-QUL-KHAY-RAATFAS-TA-BI-QUL-KHAY-RAAT)...
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FAS-TA-BI-QUFAS-TA-BI-QU
“From - SIBAA-Q meaning “race; contest” and the
word MUSAA-BA-QAH ”competition...
KHAY-RAATKHAY-RAAT
“From - “good” and “choosing what is good or
better” thus signify “excellent in righteousness and Relig...
Islam do recognize that all religion, in principle, teaches mankind
towards the doing of good (AL-KHAYR).
And we believe i...
Islam’s claim is that it is the Religion of Truth (AD-DEEN-AL-HAQQ),
meant to supersede other previous religions’ teaching...
Therefore, in DA’WAH, the approach by Islam is to appeal to reason and
to the uncorrupted sensibilities still present in p...
This clarification is important to current Muslim activists, because some
have been confused by erroneous view of “religio...
TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAHIN THE NAME OF ALLAH,
MOST COMPASSIONATE,
MOST MERCIFUL.
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TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAHIN THE NAME OF ALLAH,
MOST COMPASSIONATE,
MOST MERCIFUL.
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TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAHIN THE NAME OF ALLAH,
MOST COMPASSIONATE,
MOST MERCIFUL.
All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (201...
TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAHIN THE NAME OF ALLAH,
MOST COMPASSIONATE,
MOST MERCIFUL.
All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (201...
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““But those who (remained conscious and) feared thei...
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“O ye who believe! if you have TAQWA (consciousness ...
TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAHIN THE NAME OF ALLAH,
MOST COMPASSIONATE,
MOST MERCIFUL.
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KHAY-RAATKHAY-RAAT
“From - “good, better, outstanding” and “choosing what is
good or better or superior,” thus signify “ex...
BIRRBIRR
“Being pious, kind, good, gentle, affectionate, beneficent, just,
righteous, virtuous, honest, true, veracious, s...
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““((AL-BIRRAL-BIRR) Righteousness is) Righteousness ...
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“…“… but [true] righteousness (but [true] righteousn...
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“… and gives wealth, in spite of love for it, to rel...
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“…“… [and who] establishes prayer ([and who] establi...
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“…“… and [those who] fulfill (and [those who] fulfil...
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“…“… and show fortitude (and show fortitude (AS-AS-S...
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“…“… Those are the ones who have been true (Those ar...
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From the word “ ( SWO-...
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AAHH-SANU - ‘AMALA-SANU - ‘AMALA
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““Thus, as for him whoThus, as for him who (A’-(A’-TWTWA) gives [to others]A) gives [to others] and isand is
(TAQAA) consc...
AFFIRMING IT AS TRUTH
DENYING OR REJECTING IT
“Doing good for
Allah’s sake
will be rewarded
with eternal
Goodness by Him”
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IMPORTANT DU’AIMPORTANT DU’A
ALLAA-HUM-MA – ARI-NAL-HAQ-QA - HAQ-QAN
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  1. 1. TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAHIN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) Presentation by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail for ”NTUMS – Nanyang Technological University Muslim Society” Tuesday , 25 June 2013 – @ 1.30 pm venue: Masjid Muhajirin Braddell Road, Singapore Extracted fromExtracted from
  2. 2. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) A bunch of runners were steadily jogging as a team. The pace was steady and it was led by their team captain-cum-coach, who provided them direction as well as to monitor every one else’s timing. This was done for some distance in the race when suddenly they were overtaken by several others from different teams, sprinting past them. One member in team then shouted at the captain: Question: Why are we going so slow unlike others who kept whizzing pass us all. Shouldn’t we be like them and try to be ahead of them? Answer : The others you saw sprinting are those who believe that we are running a 100 meter race. Actually, we are in a 12 kilometer marathon!
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  4. 4. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH ““Do not be deceived by theDo not be deceived by the TAQAL-LUBUTAQAL-LUBU (seeming inhibited,(seeming inhibited, free disposal and affluence) of the disbelievers throughoutfree disposal and affluence) of the disbelievers throughout the land. (It is but) a small enjoyment; then their [final]the land. (It is but) a small enjoyment; then their [final] refuge is Hell, and wretched is the resting place.”refuge is Hell, and wretched is the resting place.” ((Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 197Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 197))
  5. 5. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH
  6. 6. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH ““Now if thou payNow if thou pay heed (follow) unto the majority of thoseheed (follow) unto the majority of those [who live] on earth[who live] on earth, they will but lead thee astray from, they will but lead thee astray from the path of Allah: they follow but [other people's]the path of Allah: they follow but [other people's] conjecturesconjectures, and they themselves do nothing but, and they themselves do nothing but guessguess **.. Verily, thy Sustainer knows best as to who strays fromVerily, thy Sustainer knows best as to who strays from His path, and best knows He as to who are the right-His path, and best knows He as to who are the right- guided.”guided.” ((Qur’an: An-’am: 6: 116-117Qur’an: An-’am: 6: 116-117))
  7. 7. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH "Yet behold, never can ("Yet behold, never can (DZONNDZONN) surmise (conjecture)) surmise (conjecture) take the place of (take the place of (HAQQHAQQ) Truth") Truth" ((Qur’an: Najm : 53 :28Qur’an: Najm : 53 :28))
  8. 8. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH "And"And do not follow (pursue) anything of which thou hast nodo not follow (pursue) anything of which thou hast no knowledgeknowledge: verily (thy) hearing and sight and heart - all of: verily (thy) hearing and sight and heart - all of them - will be called to account for it (on Judgement Day)."them - will be called to account for it (on Judgement Day)." ((Qur’an: Bani Israil : 17 :36Qur’an: Bani Israil : 17 :36))
  9. 9. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  10. 10. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) Once a rather ‘tricky’ (loaded) question was posed to me, which, if hastily (wrongly) responded would result in either : [1] Islam being misrepresented in a very bad light to non-Muslims, or [2] the true message and teaching of Al-Islam compromised for the sake of trying to conform to non-Muslim’s value regarding what is good. It was regarding a well-known (non-Muslim) Noble Prize winner, Mother Teresa of Calcutta , acknowledged for her exceptionally good humanitarian work amongst the poor. The question was : Based on the Islamic perspective (tenets, dogma, teaching), will she (as a non-Muslim) still end up in Hell in the Hereafter, despite her having done (acknowledged by all), nay in fact dedicated her whole life, in such good works?
  11. 11. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) THE RESPONSE: No! She will not “go to hell in the Hereafter, despite her having done good works” … it depends on other fundamental factors (criteria) other than deeds.  Islam too recognize and admire the good exemplary works that she had done. And we Muslims believe that Allah is Just and has already determined that she be rewarded for her good works … after all, she had already received the Noble prize and won worldwide accolades for that – albeit in this life. The question as to “whether she will end up in Paradise or Hell in the Afterlife”, is dependent upon whether in this life she had believed, acknowledged and served (worship) the True God till the end . After all, it is Allah, Who Alone can judge and decide that matter, because it is to Him belongs both Paradise and Hell. And those who associate partners to God will forever be forbidden Paradise; while unrepentant sinful believer may still be in Hell for a term.
  12. 12. TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  13. 13. Say, (O Muhammad): "Shall We tell you who will be the greatestSay, (O Muhammad): "Shall We tell you who will be the greatest losers in respect of their works? It will be those whose effort wentlosers in respect of their works? It will be those whose effort went astray in the life of the world and who believe nevertheless thatastray in the life of the world and who believe nevertheless that they are doing good. Those are the ones who refused to believethey are doing good. Those are the ones who refused to believe in the revelations of their Lord and that they are bound to meetin the revelations of their Lord and that they are bound to meet Him. Hence, all their deeds have come to naught, and We shallHim. Hence, all their deeds have come to naught, and We shall assign no weight to them on the Day of Resurrection. Hell is theirassign no weight to them on the Day of Resurrection. Hell is their recompense for disbelieving and their taking My revelations andrecompense for disbelieving and their taking My revelations and My Messengers as objects of jest.”My Messengers as objects of jest.” ((Qur’an: Kahfi: 18: 103-106Qur’an: Kahfi: 18: 103-106)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  14. 14. TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH ““As for those who believe and do good works, the Gardens ofAs for those who believe and do good works, the Gardens of Paradise shall be there to welcome them; there they will abideParadise shall be there to welcome them; there they will abide for ever, with no desire to be removed from there."for ever, with no desire to be removed from there." ((Qur’an: Kahfi: 18: 103-106Qur’an: Kahfi: 18: 103-106)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  15. 15. TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH ““Say (O Muhammad): "I am no more than a human being like you; one toSay (O Muhammad): "I am no more than a human being like you; one to whom revelation is made: 'Your Lord is the One and Only God.' Hence,whom revelation is made: 'Your Lord is the One and Only God.' Hence, whoever looks forward to meet his Lord, let him do righteous works, and letwhoever looks forward to meet his Lord, let him do righteous works, and let him associate none with the worship of his Lord."him associate none with the worship of his Lord." ((Qur’an: Kahfi: 18: 108-110Qur’an: Kahfi: 18: 108-110)) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  16. 16. TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAHIN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  17. 17. TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAHIN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) ““Verily, (deeds) action is by intention; and verily the worth (merit) ofVerily, (deeds) action is by intention; and verily the worth (merit) of that (deeds) action is (to be measured) in accordancethat (deeds) action is (to be measured) in accordance with what is intended ... ”with what is intended ... ” ((Hadith reported by Bukhary & MuslimHadith reported by Bukhary & Muslim))
  18. 18. TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAHIN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  19. 19. TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAHIN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) ““ ...... Thus he who migrates for the sake of Allah and His Messenger, then his migration is for Allah and His Messenger. And he who migrates seeking to gain worldly benefits or for the sake of marrying a woman, then his migration is for that which he has intended.” ((Hadith reported by Bukhary & MuslimHadith reported by Bukhary & Muslim))
  20. 20. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH ““But those who (remained conscious and) feared their LordBut those who (remained conscious and) feared their Lord ((TAQWATAQWA) will have gardens beneath which rivers flow, abiding) will have gardens beneath which rivers flow, abiding eternally therein, as accommodation from Allah. And thateternally therein, as accommodation from Allah. And that which is with Allah is best for the righteous (which is with Allah is best for the righteous (AL-ABRARAL-ABRAR).”).” ((Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 198Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 198))
  21. 21. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH “O ye who believe! if you have TAQWA (consciousness with the fear) of Allah, He will grant you (FURQAANA) a criterion (to judge between right and wrong), remove from you (all) evil (that may afflict) you, and forgive you: for Allah is the Lord of grace unbounded.” (Qur’an: Anfaal : 8: 29)
  22. 22. THEREFORE UNDERSTAND THE CONTEXT OF THE COMMAND … All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH COMPETE YOU IN THE DOING OF GOOD
  23. 23. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH ““And who is better in speech (And who is better in speech (AAHHSANU-QAW-LANSANU-QAW-LAN) than one) than one who (who (DAA-’IYAN ILALLAAHDAA-’IYAN ILALLAAH) invites to Allah and does () invites to Allah and does (‘AMILAN‘AMILAN)) righteousness (‘righteousness (‘AMALAMAL SWSWO-LIHAATO-LIHAAT) and says, "Indeed, I am of) and says, "Indeed, I am of the Muslims (the Muslims (IN-NA-NEE-MINAL-MUSLIMEENIN-NA-NEE-MINAL-MUSLIMEEN) ."”) ."” ((Qur’an: Fussilat: 41: 33Qur’an: Fussilat: 41: 33))
  24. 24. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH ““And not equal are the good deed (And not equal are the good deed (HHASANATASANAT) and the bad () and the bad (SAYYI-’AATSAYYI-’AAT).). Repel [evil] by that [deed] which is better;Repel [evil] by that [deed] which is better; and thereupon the one whomand thereupon the one whom between you and him is enmity [will become] as though he was a devotedbetween you and him is enmity [will become] as though he was a devoted friend.”friend.” ((Qur’an: Fussilat: 41: 34Qur’an: Fussilat: 41: 34))
  25. 25. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH ““But none is granted it except those who are patient (But none is granted it except those who are patient (SWSWOBARUUOBARUU),), and none is granted it except oneand none is granted it except one having a great portion [ofhaving a great portion [of goodgood].”].” ((Qur’an: Fussilat: 41: 35Qur’an: Fussilat: 41: 35))
  26. 26. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH
  27. 27. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH ““For each [religious following] is a direction toward which itFor each [religious following] is a direction toward which it faces. (faces. (FAS-TA-BI-KUL-KHAY-RAATFAS-TA-BI-KUL-KHAY-RAAT)) So race (vie, compete) toSo race (vie, compete) to [all that is] good.[all that is] good. Wherever you may be, Allah will bring youWherever you may be, Allah will bring you forth [for judgement] all together. Indeed, Allah is over allforth [for judgement] all together. Indeed, Allah is over all things competent..”things competent..” ((Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 148Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 148))
  28. 28. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH ““And if Allah had so willed, He could surely have made you all one singleAnd if Allah had so willed, He could surely have made you all one single community:community: but [He willed it otherwise] in order to test youbut [He willed it otherwise] in order to test you by means ofby means of what He has vouchsafed unto you.”what He has vouchsafed unto you.” ((Qur’an: Maa-idah: 5: 48Qur’an: Maa-idah: 5: 48))
  29. 29. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH ““ ((FAS-TA-BI-QUL-KHAY-RAATFAS-TA-BI-QUL-KHAY-RAAT)) Vie (race, compete), then, with oneVie (race, compete), then, with one another in doing good works!another in doing good works! Unto Allah you all must return; and then HeUnto Allah you all must return; and then He will make you truly understand all that on which you were wont towill make you truly understand all that on which you were wont to differ.”differ.” ((Qur’an: Maa-idah: 5: 48Qur’an: Maa-idah: 5: 48))
  30. 30. TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH FAS-TA-BI-QUFAS-TA-BI-QU “From - SIBAA-Q meaning “race; contest” and the word MUSAA-BA-QAH ”competition; emulation” Thus it FASTABIQUU , evoke entering into a kind of race in some endeavor, where everyone can and have the ability to participate in, although some may outrace others. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  31. 31. KHAY-RAATKHAY-RAAT “From - “good” and “choosing what is good or better” thus signify “excellent in righteousness and Religion; generous in race, exalted in rank or quality or reputation, goodly in face, good in disposition, possessing much goodness.” Thus can be applied to all the observable good deeds performed by any person, which has benefits and can be beneficial to others. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH
  32. 32. Islam do recognize that all religion, in principle, teaches mankind towards the doing of good (AL-KHAYR). And we believe in primordial innocence inherent in humanity, termed as FITwRAH , which potentially motivates him towards the doing of good. Yet, let us not forget that Islam came to restore and re-establish, the way of life of all the previous religion in which the teachings have, either: [1] been tampered or compromised, i.e. corrupted by subsequent people after their Prophets’ time; or [2] the guidance has to be updated and perfected as mankind evolved into a cosmopolitan society and a higher form of civilization not known previously. IMPORTANT REMINDER TO MUSLIMSIMPORTANT REMINDER TO MUSLIMS All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  33. 33. Islam’s claim is that it is the Religion of Truth (AD-DEEN-AL-HAQQ), meant to supersede other previous religions’ teachings , but through peaceful invitation and dialogue, with reasoning and fair argumentation. Islam respects the Right (freedom) for every person to choose their own faith, which depends upon them also being accorded their Right to have access to correct knowledge and truth – which Islamic DA’WAH is very much concerned with. And in the Qur’an, we are taught that all of mankind are to be invited to seek out the truth for themselves, without coercion, nor by any forms of deception. Islam, in fact seek to preserve human intellect. We are to have healthy regard that as a rule, truth and the right way is discernible to any sensible and sincere person – using their God-given reason and natural primordial instinct. IMPORTANT REMINDER TO MUSLIMSIMPORTANT REMINDER TO MUSLIMS All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  34. 34. Therefore, in DA’WAH, the approach by Islam is to appeal to reason and to the uncorrupted sensibilities still present in people (i.e. their FITwRAH), as the means of inviting them to the Truth. Islam also acknowledges, and highlight whatever truth and goodness in their religious belief to remind them of it, and then proceed to clarify the other inconsistencies which Islamic teaching have come to correct and restore. And the most eloquent means to convey the message and teachings to them is, without doubt, through setting the example in one’s life. IMPORTANT REMINDER TO MUSLIMSIMPORTANT REMINDER TO MUSLIMS ““The tongue (speech) of one’s state (action, example) isThe tongue (speech) of one’s state (action, example) is more eloquent than the (speech from one’s ) tongue.”more eloquent than the (speech from one’s ) tongue.” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  35. 35. This clarification is important to current Muslim activists, because some have been confused by erroneous view of “religious pluralism” which advocate as though “all religion are the same.” Yes, we do acknowledge that there are in fact many similarities amongst the various religion, yet let us not naively overlook that there are also in truth, many differences which are fundamental. Thus the need for us to engage in the work of DA’WAH – the Prophetic legacy of Muhammad s.a.a.w. Also, do remember that when sharing such apparent commonalities, a Muslim must always seek and uphold the Islamic perspective regarding them, and not blindly imitate others’ ways nor gloss over our differences. In our eagerness to conform in society, many Muslim may forget that they are here in the midst of other nations, to make a difference as witnesses to the truth; to confront falsehood, and set an example in ourselves. IMPORTANT REMINDER TO MUSLIMSIMPORTANT REMINDER TO MUSLIMS All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  36. 36. TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAHIN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  37. 37. TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAHIN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) ““Verily, (deeds) action is by intention; and verily the worth (merit) ofVerily, (deeds) action is by intention; and verily the worth (merit) of that (deeds) action is (to be measured) in accordancethat (deeds) action is (to be measured) in accordance with what is intended ... ”with what is intended ... ” ((Hadith reported by Bukhary & MuslimHadith reported by Bukhary & Muslim))
  38. 38. TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAHIN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  39. 39. TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAHIN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) ““ ...... Thus he who migrates for the sake of Allah and His Messenger, then his migration is for Allah and His Messenger. And he who migrates seeking to gain worldly benefits or for the sake of marrying a woman, then his migration is for that which he has intended.” ((Hadith reported by Bukhary & MuslimHadith reported by Bukhary & Muslim))
  40. 40. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH ““But those who (remained conscious and) feared their LordBut those who (remained conscious and) feared their Lord ((TAQWATAQWA) will have gardens beneath which rivers flow, abiding) will have gardens beneath which rivers flow, abiding eternally therein, as accommodation from Allah. And thateternally therein, as accommodation from Allah. And that which is with Allah is best for the righteous (which is with Allah is best for the righteous (AL-ABRARAL-ABRAR).”).” ((Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 198Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 198))
  41. 41. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH “O ye who believe! if you have TAQWA (consciousness with the fear) of Allah, He will grant you (FURQAANA) a criterion (to judge between right and wrong), remove from you (all) evil (that may afflict) you, and forgive you: for Allah is the Lord of grace unbounded.” (Qur’an: Anfaal : 8: 29)
  42. 42. TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAHIN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  43. 43. KHAY-RAATKHAY-RAAT “From - “good, better, outstanding” and “choosing what is good or better or superior,” thus signify “excellent in righteousness and Religion; generous in race, exalted in rank or quality or reputation, goodly in face, good in disposition, possessing much goodness.” Thus can be applied to all the observable good deeds performed by any person, which has benefits and can be beneficial to others. Yet, its value and merit may be relative and limited to this world – many of such good works may in reality be worthless in the Hereafter. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH
  44. 44. BIRRBIRR “Being pious, kind, good, gentle, affectionate, beneficent, just, righteous, virtuous, honest, true, veracious, sweet of speech, merciful, sinless in performing something , pious” Thus, it is “goodness attached to the doer inner state; belief ” It is the category of goodness acknowledged by Islam as “righteousness borne out of sincere or altruistic intention or inner volition upon correct belief of Reality (HAQIQAT) ”. This is the definitive goodness accepted by Allah which thus deserve eternal reward from Him. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH
  45. 45. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH ““((AL-BIRRAL-BIRR) Righteousness is) Righteousness is notnot that you turn your facesthat you turn your faces toward the (toward the (MASHRIQMASHRIQ) east or the () east or the (MAGHRIBMAGHRIB) west,”) west,” ((Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 177Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 177))
  46. 46. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH “…“… but [true] righteousness (but [true] righteousness (AL-BIRRAL-BIRR) is [in] one who believes in) is [in] one who believes in Allah, the Last Day (Allah, the Last Day (AL-AAKHIRAHAL-AAKHIRAH) , the angels () , the angels (MALAA-IKAHMALAA-IKAH),), the Book (the Book (AL-KITAABAL-KITAAB), and the prophets (), and the prophets (NABIYYINNABIYYIN) ,”) ,” ((Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 177Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 177))
  47. 47. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH “… and gives wealth, in spite of love for it, to relatives (DZIL- QURBA), orphans (AYTAAM), the needy (MASAAKEEN), the traveller (IBNUS-SABEEL), those (SAA-ILEEN)who ask [for help], and for freeing slaves (RIQAAB);” (Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 177)
  48. 48. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH “…“… [and who] establishes prayer ([and who] establishes prayer (AS-SWOLAHAS-SWOLAH) and gives) and gives ZAKAHZAKAH (disburse from their excess wealth as Welfare tax(disburse from their excess wealth as Welfare tax upon eight categories in the community –upon eight categories in the community – ASAAANIFASAAANIF)”)” ((Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 177Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 177))
  49. 49. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH “…“… and [those who] fulfill (and [those who] fulfill (MUU-FUUMUU-FUU) their) their promise (promise (‘AHD‘AHD) when they promise () when they promise (‘AA-HA-DUU‘AA-HA-DUU); ”); ” ((Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 177Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 177))
  50. 50. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH “…“… and show fortitude (and show fortitude (AS-AS-SWSWOBIREENOBIREEN) in hardships and) in hardships and adversity and in the (adversity and in the (AL-BA’ -SAL-BA’ -S) struggle between the Truth) struggle between the Truth and falsehood;”and falsehood;” ((Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 177Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 177))
  51. 51. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH “…“… Those are the ones who have been true (Those are the ones who have been true (SWSWODAQUUODAQUU),), and it is those who are the righteous (and it is those who are the righteous (AL-MUTTAQUUNAL-MUTTAQUUN –– those who are conscious of and truly fear Allah).”those who are conscious of and truly fear Allah).” ((Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 177Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 177))
  52. 52. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH “And cooperate in (AL-BIRR) righteousness and piety (AL-TAQWA), but do not cooperate in sin (ITHMI) and aggression (‘UDWAAN). And (be conscious of and) fear Allah (TAQWA); indeed, Allah is severe in penalty.” (Qur’an: Maa-idah: 5: 2)
  53. 53. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH ‘‘AMILAAMILA SWSWO-LIHAO-LIHA From the word “ ( SWO-LA-HA) “– we get the word “ (SWO-LAAH , SWO-LIH) having meanings of “to be good, right, proper, pious, righteous,” and another word (ISW-LAAH) meaning “restoration, improve, reform, reconcile, make peace etc.” also the word (MAS-LAHAT) meaning “that which is beneficial, helpful, promoting welfare, goodness, etc.” – inter alia
  54. 54. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013)) AAHH-SANU - ‘AMALA-SANU - ‘AMALA From the word “ ( HASUNA; HUSN ; HASAN ) “ with various meanings of “good, beautiful, proper, treat with kindness, doing right, etc. “ also we get the word (IHSAAN) meaning “excellence, best or most righteous conduct, meritorious, beneficence, etc.” TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH
  55. 55. TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  56. 56. ““Thus, as for him whoThus, as for him who (A’-(A’-TWTWA) gives [to others]A) gives [to others] and isand is (TAQAA) conscious of Allah,(TAQAA) conscious of Allah, andand ((SWSWOD-DAQA BIL-OD-DAQA BIL-HHUSNA)USNA) believes in the truth of the ultimate goodbelieves in the truth of the ultimate good for him shall Wefor him shall We make easy the path towards [ultimate] easemake easy the path towards [ultimate] ease. But as for him. But as for him who is niggardly, and thinks that he is self-sufficient, andwho is niggardly, and thinks that he is self-sufficient, and (KADZ-DZABA BIL-(KADZ-DZABA BIL-HHUSNA) calls the ultimate good a lieUSNA) calls the ultimate good a lie – for– for him shall We make easy the path towards hardship:”him shall We make easy the path towards hardship:” ((Qur’an: Layl : 93: 5-11Qur’an: Layl : 93: 5-11)) TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  57. 57. AFFIRMING IT AS TRUTH DENYING OR REJECTING IT “Doing good for Allah’s sake will be rewarded with eternal Goodness by Him” THE BELIEF BIL-BIL-HHUSNAAUSNAA BIL-BIL-HHUSNAAUSNAA SWOD-DAQA KADZ-DZABA HUSNA TWO TYPES OF PEOPLE OR Thus the usual English translation for SWODAQAH as “charity” is not accurate as it also include all forms of goodness whether it be obligatory or non-obligatory; and extensively covers all forms of kindness not merely of material help but that even sharing a ‘smile to others’ can be SWODAQAH. TADZKIRAHTADZKIRAH All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  58. 58. IMPORTANT DU’AIMPORTANT DU’A ALLAA-HUM-MA – ARI-NAL-HAQ-QA - HAQ-QAN WAR- ZUQ-NAT - TI-BAA- ’A WA-ARI-NAL – BAA-TWILA – BAA-TWI-LAAN WAR-ZUQ-NAJ – TI –NAA - BAH ““O Allah! Make us see the Truth to be trueO Allah! Make us see the Truth to be true and grant us ability to follow it.and grant us ability to follow it. And make us see Falsehood to be false andAnd make us see Falsehood to be false and grant us the ability to reject it.”grant us the ability to reject it.” All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
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